It's the best-known marathon in the world and with ballot entries now closed for next year's race, the main way to enter the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon is by getting a charity place. It's got it all - professional competitors, enthusiastic amateurs, ridiculous costumes, worthy causes and lots of TV cameras - so sign up now!
Join The Children's Trust for this unique challenge as 300 cyclists ride a 65 or 80 mile route starting from London Greenwich Royal Park along the Pilgrim’s Way and through the beautiful Kent countryside to Canterbury. It's fully supported, features transport options, an exclusive after party and great team discounts.
Challenge yourself to one of the toughest mountain treks that the UK has to offer as you climb 24 peaks in a weekend for the British Heart Foundation. Choose between the dramatic landscapes of the Lake District, the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands or the rugged beauty of Snowdonia, all of which are fully supported.
The Spitfire Scramble is a 24-hour multi-terrain race held at Hornchurch Country Park for solo runners, pairs or teams of between three and eight people. As you run through the night your speed, endurance, torch batteries and teamwork will be put to the ultimate test and you'll be helping to support the RAF Benevolent Fund.
It's the world's biggest half marathon and with good reason so sign up now to join 57,000 others on an iconic route around Newcastle which will be lined by thousands of supporters. Ballot entries are now closed but limited charity places are still available, with mini and junior runs also taking place over the weekend.
Now in its 26th year, the Italian Job is a motoring adventure on four wheels. Make new friends and explore new places as you enjoy this lifetime experience. And at the same time raise money to help Variety purchase Sunshine coaches for disabled and disadvantaged children in the UK – 'Wheels for Wheels'.
Organised by NSPCC, this 17 mile ride around the famous Rutland Water reservoir is the perfect route for the whole family to enjoy. You'll be supported throughout the event by our volunteers who will be handing out refreshments - and a complimentary hog roast will be awaiting riders at the finish line. Sign up for just £10 for adults and £5 for kids.
Join us for four beautiful circular rides through the New Forest, and help raise vital funds for Orchid.
The shortest option at 15 miles follows relatively flat forest tracks and is nearly all traffic-free which makes it ideal for the whole family - entry just £9.50 adults / £3.50 kids.
The Broadgate Tower in central London stands tall at 541 feet and you can be one of the first 100 people to abseil down it by signing up for this challenge for Orchid.
No experience is necessary and all equipment and instruction will be provided on the day by professional instructors.
The Royal British Legion is proud to again be involved with this hugely popular event which sees you run through four of London's best-loved Royal Parks and is one of the highlights of the UK running calendar. It's a great day out for spectators as well as participants and you'll get a personalised Team Legion vest.
There are more than 20 airfield destinations across the UK where you can take part in a Tandem Skydive for Variety and with fully qualified and experienced parachuters, you’re in very safe hands. You'll be supported every step of the way with your fundraising needs so sign up now to experience the thrill of jumping out of a plane at 10,000ft!
Challenges for charity come in all shapes and sizes and the links below should help you take the first steps to realising your goals. Walking, running and cycling are the three main categories - both in the UK and overseas - and we've also got plenty of more specific sections such as family-friendly challenges, women-only ones, team-building opportunities or challenges geared towards beginners.
Help with choosing a charity and tips for fundraising are also covered and once you've picked your challenge be sure to consult our team of experts who walk you through everything from the kit you'll need through to training plans and nutrition.
A selection of challenges which are ideally suited to a group or team.
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An introduction pack which covers all the basics and gets you on your way.
The focus is on fitness training and technique for runners, cyclists and triathletes.
Browse our collection of in-depth guides on specific activities in specific locations.
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The NSPCC Tour of the South East is a tough, truly distinctive, 168-mile multi-stage sportive that offers YOU the ultimate pro-rider experience.
The Lemosho Trail approaches Mt. Kilimanjaro from the Lemosho glades in the west, beginning in the beautiful rainforest and then crossing the spectacular Shira plateau.
A chance for all runners to go off-road on our only trail run in the 2104 Series. A magnificent 650-acre Grade II-registered parkland that features a children’s play area, museum and castle. Age 16+.
The Amazon Rainforest & the Andes Mountains are South America's most incredible natural wonders. Our cycle adventure takes in both, giving you the adventure of a life time.
This fantastic 9-day cycling challenge takes us from the vibrant city of Nairobi to the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro.
Supporting children and young people who are not expected to reach adulthood, and offer support to their families.
Information for charities and challenge organisers about promoting challenge events on timeoutdoors.